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AB De Villiers likely to miss IPL 10

Royal Challengers Bangalore has suffered yet another injury scare ahead of the IPL, with A.B.de Villiers pulling out of a domestic game in South Africa on Friday with a back injury. Another left-hander Yurvraj Singh, who recently played for India in some one-day internationals against England, is another key component in the Sunriser's armory along with fast bowler Bhubaneswar Kumar, who was the leading wicket-taker past year with 23. Read More

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Arsenal v Manchester City - the fans' view

Arsenal v Manchester City - the fans' view

A victory for Manchester City at Arsenal on Sunday would be a hammer blow for the London side's hopes of securing a Champions League place. In truth, Sanchez can't be blamed if he wants to join Antonio Conte's side, who have been phenomenal this season and look on course to storm to the title. Read More

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Jose Mourinho confirms 'long-term' injury concerns

Matt Phillips is expected to be unavailable for West Brom due to a hamstring injury, while Nacer Chadli and Salomón Rondón face late fitness tests. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba on the sidelines, United may look to the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to step up and provide the attacking threat needed to overcome the visitors. Read More

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Jack Del Rio doesn't want to spend time talking about Las Vegas

Brian Sandoval to study the stadium tax funding plan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Davis says he'd rather not play his first season in Las Vegas in anything but a new stadium. To lead this team here and now. You need some public money for infrastructure and things like that. What they can't control is community reaction in a place where devotion to the Raiders during their Oakland years - they spent 1982-94 in Los Angeles - has been admirable. Read More

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Cards GM says Molina deal

Cards GM says Molina deal "not done" but he's 'optimistic'

Molina, who turns 35 in July, will earn between$55 million and $65 million over the life of the contract, the report said, surpassing the Giants' Buster Posey asthe highest-paid catcherin Major League Baseball per annual value. But he's in great shape. Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. The St. Louis Cardinals are close to locking up their most indispensable player to a new contract. Read More

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Nick Kyrgios wins a thrilling match against Alexander Zverev

Now, poised to make it to yet another major event, Federer faces Tomas Berdych in the ATP Miami quarterfinal and looks like yet another rematch with Spaniard Nadal in the Finals could be a real possibility. Kyrgios had 16 aces, no double faults and never faced a break point, though his 19-year-old opponent saved five match points before falling. Berdych actually won 91 points to Federer's 89. Read More

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Arizona vs. Xavier in NCAA Tournament

From the Wildcats' perspective, it was a baffling shutdown of both execution and strategy, and a stretch that will likely haunt Miller, whose career continues to be defined by his failure to get his extremely talented teams - 30 or more wins in three of the past four seasons - to the Final Four. Read More

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Don't know if Virat was hinting at me: Smith

Don't know if Virat was hinting at me: Smith

Well, their new skipper Steve Smith seems to be thinking along similar lines and feels that he will be the "Supergiant' who will lead the team to glory in IPL 2017". We have shared some messages, MS is very supportive and it doesn't change my professional relationship with him or anyone else", Smith said. Asked about their contrasting styles while leading the side, Rahane said, "I am calm and cool, and that brings the best out of me, while Virat is aggressive and that brings the best out of ... Read More

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Linares beats Crolla again to keep WBA lightweight belt

Linares beats Crolla again to keep WBA lightweight belt

In a rematch of their bout from September, Linares was far too good for Crolla, all three judges scoring Saturday's fight 118-109 in favour of the Venezuelan. Crolla did recover his composure but there was no doubt that one punch was the turning point in a hard-fought contest that Linares was given 115-114, 115-113 and 117-111 on the cards - and there were no complaints. Read More

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Blind fired as head coach of Netherlands

Following the defeat the team drop to fourth place in qualifying Group A from which only the group winners are guaranteed to qualify for the finals in Russian Federation next year. Blind took over from Guus Hiddink in July 2015 but was unable to save the Netherlands' UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying bid. It was the teenager's mistake which led to a fifth minute goal for Spas Delev , who scored a second 15 minutes later. Read More

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Westbrook scores 57, leads Thunder to 114-106 win in OT

I just keep going and going. The Celtics were surging towards the playoffs before getting edged out by the Bucks in a narrow loss on Wednesday, so they'll be eager make amends with a solid home win. Tyler Johnson chipped in 12, and Hassan Whiteside collected 11 and nine rebounds. After three, the Magic, behind Fournier's 24 points, led the Thunder by 10, 82-72. Read More

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Real Madrid are still Europe´s finest, maintains Rummenigge

Real Madrid are still Europe´s finest, maintains Rummenigge

Neuer had previously missed the entire global break for Germany with a calf injury. Neuer injured his left foot during the training session on Wednesday and underwent subsequently a minor surgery. However, Rummenigge is confident Bayern will be as well-equipped as they possibly can with former Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti in their dugout. MANUEL NEUER has dealt Bayern Munich an injury scare just a fortnight before their clash with Real Madrid. Read More

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Fox scores career-high 39 points to lead Wildcats past UCLA

Fox scores career-high 39 points to lead Wildcats past UCLA

The Sweet 16 of the 2017 NCAA Tournament rolled on Friday, with four more teams punching their tickets to the Elite Eight. Fans lustily booed Calipari in his first game in Memphis since leaving in April 2009 for the Wildcats. But, UCLA is up 11-8 after back-to-back dunks, the last a three-point play by Thomas Welsh. Chiozza's 3-pointer swished in at the buzzer in to send Florida to the East Regional final with an 84-83 victory over Wisconsin on Friday night in the most dramatic game of ... Read More

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Hamilton: My hunger to win has frickin doubled

Hamilton: My hunger to win has frickin doubled

The amiable Red Bull driver crashed in qualifying, was hit with a grid penalty and started Sunday's race from pit lane, before his auto stopped on lap 29 of his 58-lap home GP. It's great to see people smiling. "Yesterday we suffered a bit with understeer on the vehicle and it was a similar story on the first set of tyres", Raikkonen said after the race. Read More

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NHL looks at China as a 'very long-term relationship'

NHL looks at China as a 'very long-term relationship'

The first showdown will take place September 21 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, while the second meeting will unfold September 23 in Beijing at Huaxi LIVE Wukesong's Le Sports Center. Kings to represent the National Hockey League in China as part of these two games against the Vancouver Canucks ", said Kings President, Business Operations and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. Read More

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India Open: Sindhu beats Saina to make semis

In a tight battle, PV Sindhu registered a 21-16, 22-20 victory over the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist. With the crowd shouting "Saina" and "Sindhu" in equal measure, the second game saw Saina surging ahead to a 4-1 lead. Another unforced error by SIndhu and the match is locked at 9-9. World No.9 Saina and the 2015 victor looked much relaxed in the match and did not have to sweat much as she wrapped up the proceedings in 33 minutes to stay on course for her second title. Read More

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'97 Masters: When a young Tiger grabbed golf by the tail

Last year , he missed all four majors for the first time in his career. "I will be at the Champions Dinner and I look forward to seeing a lot of old friends", he said. The year's first major will be minus the game's biggest star. Unlike most Tour events where he must commit to playing in the event by a certain time, he could stroll up to the Masters the day before and play. Read More

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Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Motivated Brazil becomes 1st to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Brazil on Tuesday became the first nation to qualify for next year's World Cup, joining hosts Russian Federation, with a dominant 3-0 win over Paraguay - clinching an eighth consecutive victory. He extended Brazil's lead in the second half, scoring his 6h goal in the World Cup Qualifiers. Before the win against Chile and the loss of Mascherano, Bauza was considering a defensive 5-4-1 formation in La Paz, hoping to save his players' energy and capitalize on the ball-holding Mascherano. Read More

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Netherlands to take time over Danny Blind replacement

The Netherlands will hope to salvage some pride when they meet Italy in an worldwide friendly at the Amsterdam ArenA on Tuesday, the first match since the sacking of manager Danny Blind. Failure to qualify for Russian Federation next year, on the back of failure to reach the 2016 Euro finals, would be a major shock for one of the most successful footballing nations who were World Cup finalists as recently as 2010 when they lost to Spain. Read More

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Brock Stassi overcome with emotion after making Phillies roster

Brock Stassi overcome with emotion after making Phillies roster

Stassi, a left-hander hitter who slashed.285/.383/.455 in 250 games with Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley the last two years, will back up Joseph at first base and be worked into the corner outfield spots, too. Later in the day the team selected the contracts of outfielder Daniel Nava and first baseman Brock Stassi , leaving infielder Jesmuel Valentin off the 25-man roster. Read More

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I have totally exceeded my expectations, says Federer post Indian Wells triumph

Roger Federer claimed a record-equalling fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title on Sunday, March 19 (Monday in Manila), continuing his career resurgence with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka. I'm still on the comeback. Federer said the key to his schedule would be working out "how can I remain healthy and how can I keep the fire and the motivation for the tournaments that I will be playing". Read More

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Final Four teams begin preparations for semis in Arizona

These two teams are ranked pretty closely, but North Carolina is the heavy favorite. I picked one of the four Final four teams correctly: Gonzaga. "I think the people of North Carolina and the people that come live there are very proud, so that was my biggest stance on it". Why can't the Gamecocks continue one of the sport's greatest NCAA tournament runs - and finish it off with the program's first national championship? SC will win 76-62 over the favored Bulldogs of Gonzaga . Read More

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Federer gets out of trouble against Berdych

Czech Tomas Berdych awaits the Swiss in the last eight after he beat France's Adrian Mannarino 6-3 7-5. Though the effort was major progress for Berdych (who had lost six straight to Federer coming in, including getting steamrolled in the last five), a brutal double fault to lose the match will sting. Read More

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North Korea Says It Tested New 'High-Thrust' Rocket Engine

Kim's nuclear bomb test site is also almost ready for a new blast, according to satellite images shared by Pyongyang watchdog 38 North. The rocket engine test came hours before Tillerson met Chinese President Xi Jinping, and a day after America's top diplomat warned that all options - including military action - remained on the table when it came to dealing with North Korea. Read More

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James Harden: Playing all 82 games matters for MVP award

That is absurd. If Russell Westbrook can average a triple double for this entire year, I feel that he should be the MVP. "I think that fans deserve better", he told gathered reporters. They said they would do so at the start of the year. This is also a stretch, but Harden refusing to rest could paint him in a negative light. The last three games, Westbrook showed why his bid for MVP honors is still alive. Read More

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Adam Lallana set to miss Merseyside derby with thigh injury

Klopp has said it was wrong for England to play a quality opponent so shortly after Liverpool's intense draw with Manchester City prior to the worldwide break. And to make matters worse, this is not the first time the 28-year-old has been injured on worldwide duty this season, having been ruled out for one month after England's 2-2 draw against Spain last November. Read More

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Westbrook saves OKC in win over Dallas

Johnson noted that he has played seven rounds in the last five days, and he thinks he should give his mind and body a break going into the Masters. The Thunder (43-31) have won eight of the last 10 games. Out of a timeout, Ross hit a big jumper to push the lead back to three, with the Magic getting a pair of stops, allowing Vucevic to go to the free throw line to ice it. Read More

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Draymond Green tells Raiders fans to boycott Oakland, which sure is rich

It's about time. The love went out of this relationship years ago. He worries about what the team's move will mean for the residents of East Oakland, where he was born and raised. Instead, they're pledging to stay, to rebuild the relationship - even construct a new stadium. Even as casino gambling leaked beyond Nevada's borders in the latter part of the 20th century-and even as many of those uber-rich owners crawled under the sheets with casino companies-the rhetoric remained the same: ... Read More

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Penn State trustee low on sympathy for 'so-called victims'

Penn State trustee low on sympathy for 'so-called victims'

He had awarded McQueary almost $5 million in November. "[This] will put teeth in the statute and will further its goal of encouraging others to expose wrongdoing", Gavin wrote. But after less-than-damning testimony from the two men expected to be star witnesses against him - former athletic director Timothy Curley and vice president Gary Schultz - Spanier's lawyers chose not to call him and instead argue that the prosecution failed to prove its case. Read More

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